• The Sea Door...

    August 7, 2017

    I love the earnings reporting season. I want to see the report cards of companies and then I want to see the surprise and reactions from the portfolio managers who own (or don’t own) those companies. In high school and college, I used to love to play poker for coins but nothing can compare to sitting around a global table of investors looking to buy and sell companies based on an earnings release or conference call.

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  • Going Up, Going Down…

    July 31, 2017

    I love the earnings reporting season. I want to see the report cards of companies and then I want to see the surprise and reactions from the portfolio managers who own (or don’t own) those companies. In high school and college, I used to love to play poker for coins but nothing can compare to sitting around a global table of investors looking to buy and sell companies based on an earnings release or conference call.

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  • Still Trending...

    July 24, 2017

    The first week of earnings did little to change the overall market’s trend. In fact, it may have provided reasons to reinforce it. While the week’s reports were mostly beats at the top and bottom lines (just like three months ago), the reception to some of the more cyclical company earnings reports (Banks and Industrials) were very unwelcoming.

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  • Just more of the same...

    July 17, 2017

    Last week was a reflection of the past few months…

    1) Comments from the Fed heads that they want to tighten…
    2) Slower than expected U.S. economic data…
    3) Causes reduced interest in the U.S. Dollar…
    4) And increasing interest in foreign growth…

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  • Calm beach. Inclement markets.

    July 10, 2017

    It never fails that when you decide to slip out of the office for a break, the markets will act up. Last week was not an exception to the rule as investor anxiousness continued to cause activity on trading desks. Rising global yields continued to stress risk parity funds and leveraged hedge funds…

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